Herbal Remedies Could Be Recommended For Postmenopausal Symptoms

Herbal Medicines Infographic

Herbal medicines could be recommended instead of hormone replacement therapy for the treatment of postmenopausal symptoms. Menopause is the time after the menstrual periods of a woman have stopped and is linked to a deficiency of estrogen. It could cause an increase in genitourinary symptoms, hot flushes, and joint pain as well as mood…

Risk For Bladder Cancer From Smoking Has Increased

Cancers Caused By Smoking Infographic

Smoking and bladder cancer risk is higher than previously reported, and the risk for bladder cancer in women smokers is the same as that of men. Over 350,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer every year globally, which includes over 70,000 each year in the US. Research has proven the risk for bladder cancer…

An Antioxidant Skin Cream Proven to Improve Health of the Skin

Mitochondria Infographic

A study has shown that a MitoQ antioxidant skin cream can help reduce appearance of wrinkles. Fine lines, scars, skin discoloration, red areas, brown spots and UV spots were also reduced. MitoQ is a mitochondria targeted form of Coenzyme Q (CoQ10).  It’s designed to accumulate within mitochondria to protect against oxidative damage. Studies have…

People with High Cholesterol Levels Have Greater Risk of Alzheimer’s

Steps to Lower Cholesterol Infographic

According to research, people with high cholesterol levels could have a greater risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers discovered that high cholesterol levels are very much associated with brain plaques linked to Alzheimer’s disease. For the research, 2,587 persons age 40 – 79 with no indications of Alzheimer’s had their cholesterol levels screened….

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Protects Against Heart Disease

Benefits of Red Wine Infographic

Research has proven that moderate alcohol consumption of about a drink a day is associated with a 14-25% reduced risk of developing heart disease in comparison to not drinking alcohol at all. A balance however needs to be found between the bad effects of excessive alcohol consumption, and the health benefits of alcohol consumption…

Diabetes Around the World Infographic

Diabetes Around the World Infographic

The risk of gestational diabetes can be determined up to 7 years before pregnancy based on assessing measures of body weight and blood sugar routinely. 580 ethnically diversified women participated in the study and women who experienced gestational diabetes while pregnant were compared to those who didn’t have gestational diabetes. It was found that…

Coffee and Tea Infographic

Coffee and Tea Infographic

A study which monitored the thinking and memory processes of people over the age of 65 has found that all individuals with higher caffeine levels had avoided the start of Alzheimer’s disease in the 2 to 4 years of the study follow up. Coffee seemed to be their main or only source of caffeine….

How Useful Are Smartphones As Fitness Trackers?

Smartphone Fitness Apps

According to research, most smartphone applications are just as accurate as wearable devices for tracking physical activity. As standalone fitness trackers can cost between $100-150, smartphone apps could be a more affordable way of keeping track of health behaviors, as well as more widely accessible. More than 65% of adults use a smartphone in…

Anatomy of Walking Infographic

Anatomy of Walking Infographic

Research shows that just one hour of vigorous exercise a day can reduce breast cancer risk by 25% and walking for just one hour each day can reduce risk of breast cancer by 14%. Women who participated in no less than 60 minutes of vigorous physical activity each day had a 25% reduced breast…

What Foods Do You Crave Infographic?

Cravings Infographic

According to a study, a healthy high protein breakfast increases satiety and helps to reduce hunger cravings during the day, providing more evidence that breakfast is a useful strategy for managing appetite and regulating intake of food. Researchers used fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) to reveal that the brain signals which control food motivation…